Understanding the meaning of a lunar eclipse
A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth is between the Sun and the Moon and a lunar eclipse can only occur on a Full Moon, a very special Full Moon. You can understand the power of a lunar eclipse with this parallel, if a Solar eclipse challenges your logic and your authority in your life a lunar eclipse will challenge your emotional readiness for a change. During a lunar eclipse a witch will face his/her insecurity, you must not only be able to imagine that a change can occur and what will this change bring but you must also have the willpower to proclaim: “I am ready and perfectly prepared for this change and I will make it happen”. A lunar eclipse is the perfect timing to face the past and find out the roots of your fears/insecurities, how they are linked to you, your emotions and your current state of being. To that personal journey you are advised to seek the guidance of your allies: angels, fairies, ghosts of loved ones, your higher self, the God(s) that will help you in your quest for truth and the time of the eclipse is perfect for that as it will allow you to contact ‘other worlds” and “other states of being”.
Spellcasting during an eclipse
As a piece of advice never try spellcasting during an eclipse, unless you are very well prepared for this. Not only natural powers run loose and you will find difficult to ground them but the outcome of your spells cannot easily be predicted. It takes both a disciplined and experienced witch to harvest the power of the eclipse and is certainly not advised for beginners. An alternative to spellcasting can be contemplation and meditation on what you have experienced so far in your life. In addition, it is a good time to honour yourself, the Gods and beings of other worlds.
To take it one step further you may wish to initiate a contact with the Divine Forces.
I will use Fairies as an example as they are the beings that I have most experience working
with during my life. So during an eclipse you can establish your first connection with the Fairies
. Be aware that you must know well why you want to contact fairies and please bear in mind that curiosity is not a good reason. For all of you who are interested about the Fairies
I will prepare a series of articles about them however I am facing some major life changes at the moment and my time is limited (you can blame the eclipses for that :-). In case you want more information about the Fairies you can always contact the Greek Alchemist who will pass the message to me.
To read the rest of this informative article and about Solar Eclipse magic please click on this link: http://www.magicalrecipesonline.com/2012/06/nature-of-eclipse-magic-and-spells.html
As a fairly new Witch I’ve been trying to think of clever ways to memorize all of the different magickal correspondences I come in contact with every day. A way to invite Magick into my life even when I’m not feeling particularly magickal.
So every time I add an herb or spice I will recite its correspondences. In this case a dear friend gave me some banana bread which I added cinnamon to, because life just needs more cinnamon. As I was sprinkling this beautiful spice I rattled off it’s magickal aspects such as its element is fire and it promotes luck, love, power, protection and so on, now those are some exciting Magickal ingredients to power up your day.
To view more exciting correspondences of Cinnamon check out the link.
Brightest Blessings Sisters and Brothers,
(From Hearth & Home Witchery)
1. Write your birth-sign on a small stone in permanent pen
2. In a large flower pot, place the stone at the bottom.
3. Plant a marigold on top, placing seven stones around the plant.
As you work, chant:
“Sing me the song of seasons
Show me the sun’s delight
Open my heart for you radiance
Lead me towards the light”
The marigold is the flower of endurance that always
turns its face toward the sun, following its path
through the sky. This ritual will give you endurance.
Wondering about the hows and whys of magic? Today we’re going to take a look at some basic techniques such as grounding and shielding, as well as what makes magic effective, why some people don’t bother with it, and the simplest way to craft your own spell.
How To Write Your Own Spell in 5 Steps
While there’s absolutely nothing wrong with using other peoples’ spells — and in fact there is an entire industry devoted to publishing books full of them — there are times when you may wish to use your own. It may be that you can’t find what you’re looking for in a book, or you might just feel a need to use original material. Whatever your reasons, it’s not as hard as you may think to write your own spells if you follow this very simple formula.
To read the rest of this article please click on this link: http://paganwiccan.about.com/od/magicandspellwork/ht/Write_a_Spell.htm?utm_content=20160216&utm_medium=email&utm_source=exp_nl&utm_campaign=list_paganwiccan&utm_term=list_paganwiccan
I was looking on Piterest for something interesting to post for today but there were to many to choose from. SO instead here is the hyperlink to Pinterest for the search word Beltane: https://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=beltane&term_meta%5B%5D=beltane%7Ctyped
I hope you find something on here you can use and/or just enjoy reading. Remember a lot of the posting when opned up have a button to click on to take you to the website the pin is originally from.
If you would like to follow some of the boards on Pinterest here’s the link tothe page https://www.pinterest.com/ladybletane/
There are some interesting things I have found on there, examples of spells, word definitions, and assorted other stuff, but will not copy and post onto COven Life website because of copyright restrictions.
The outdoors is my temple/church. Mother Earth and Ra (Egyptian Sun God) are my guides as I travel the path of my spirituality. I look to all positive beings alive or dead to keep me company on this journey. The animals, birds and reptiles are also my brothers and sisters on the path of enlightenment. The trees, flowers, bushes, etc all give me something beautiful to look at no matter what season it is. My Spirit Guides, Totem/Spirit Animals, my Protectors and ancestors keep my safe and lead me in the right direction in life (when I listen).
What travels with you on your spiritual path?
You can use this two ways, one as a prayer or two as a spell to empower a black stone. I say it in my prayers every morning and also carry a stone with me anytime I know I will be in a situation that maybe stressful and/or people I will be encountering might have negative feelings or thoughts about me and/or speak nastily to or about me. In other words I carry it almost daily as I never know who or what I might encounter outside my home.
For a spell you will need:
Pocket size Black Stone (Black will draw negativity to itself before it can reach you. Cleanse the stone at least once a week using same spell you use to cleanse it the first time.)
To perform the spell:
First cleanse stone (see – How to Cleanse Objects Using the Elements)
Either in a sacred space or circle say the spell over the stone three times while either holding it in your power hand or touching it with your wand. At the end of the thrid time seal the spell with the words “So mote it be” or whatever words you use to seal your spells.
(For prayer start with the words “Today I ask for help with…”) (For spell start with the words “I empower this stone stone with…”)
Patience, Understanding and Tolerance for better;
Acceptance of people. places. situations, attitudes, how people speak to and about me;
that I might live in better Harmony within myself, home, family, work and world.
Copyright 2009 Lady Beltane
Remember this well – Whatever type of energy you send out into the Universe it will come back to you three times as strong.